Life Lessons

2 Jul

2206056336_bf90992a12_mAfter reading My Sister’s Keeper during a vacation to Hilton Head Island last summer, I couldn’t resist going to see the movie. While the film was great, it certainly didn’t do the book justice. Regardless, the plot makes you take a step back and truly decide what’s significant in life. Here are some life lessons that I strive to live by- some are definitely easier than others. Give em’ a try…

  • Life is too short, so take nothing for granted and appreciate what you do have instead of wanting what you don’t. We often forget that life is about the journey, not the destination. Stop and smell the roses more often than not.
  • Instead of being so quick to judge, accept and embrace people’s differences. This will truly make the word a more peaceful place.
  • Listen more than you talk.
  • In life, it’s not about what you have but who you have. We often tend to hurt the people closest to us, but family and true friends are the ones who help get us through tough times and rejoice with the good times.
  • Laugher is the song of the soul”- so share it!
  • Practice what you preach.
  • Honesty IS the best policy and the true foundation for any relationship. If you lie, someone might not find out today or tomorrow but they always find out. “He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual.” Thomas Jefferson
  • The greatest gift you can offer is love. “We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” If you are lucky enough to find true love, hold on to it, it’s a beautiful thing!
  • Passion helps you conquer all things! “Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.”
  • Attitude is a little thing that makes a BIG difference.
  • True success and integrity is taking responsibility for your actions and owning up to your failures.
  • Be yourself, who else is better qualified? (I remember that one from my mama)
  • Treat people the way you want to be treated. For a statement so self explanatory- we often forgot to put ourselves in each others shoes.

Remember, we are all in this together, put others before yourself and do something for the good of man-kind. Be true to yourself and never let a good thing pass you by! Thanks for listening and feel free to share.

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4 Responses to “Life Lessons”

  1. Danny Brown July 10, 2009 at 1:37 pm #

    You know, I’ve had that book for, oh I don’t know how long, but never opened it up. Then I saw the movie had come out and thought, “Maybe it’s time to read this.”

    Your post makes that a given now, if it inspired the above thoughts – all true, all something that we should all do.

    Thanks for a nice reminder about ourselves, Adrienne.

    • adriennebailey July 10, 2009 at 1:43 pm #

      Thanks for reading, Danny. If you have it, you MUST read the book. It’s an extremely sad story but opens your eyes to the bigger picture of life; it’s hard to put down! Keep up the great work with 12K for 12K- what you are doing is so humbling!

    • Ugmahay June 13, 2010 at 4:36 am #

      “In life, it’s not about what you have but who you have. We often tend to hurt the people closest to us, but family and true friends are the ones who help get us through tough times and rejoice with the good times.”
      Love this realization.
      This post is practically helpful. Well said and straightforwardly inspiring.
      [ http://www.ugmahay.wordpress.com ]

      • adriennebailey June 14, 2010 at 2:21 pm #

        Thank you so much and you are exactly right. Now if only more people realized that… glad you enjoyed the post and thanks for reading!

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